Amazing Egypt with Tourcan Vacations
Price: October, November 2022 & January - April 2023: $3,160CAD Per Person | May - September 2023: $2,735CAD Per Person Sharing
(Price based on double occupancy, land only. International airfare available upon request.)
Offer: Save $150CAD Per Couple if Booked up to 3 Months Prior to Departure
Photo: Tourcan Vacations | Amazing Egypt | Sphinx
Cairo - Sofitel El Gezeirah:
- Pyramids of Giza
- The Sphynx
- The Egyptian Museum
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
(Sightseeing in Cairo on a Private Basis)
4-night Nile cruise - M/S Movenpick Hamees:
- Karnak Temple
- Luxor Temple
- Valley of the Kings
- Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Temple of Horus
- Kom Ombo Temple
- High Dam
- Unfinished Obelisk
- Philae Temple
- Felluca Sailing on the Nile
(Sightseeing on the cruise on a shared basis)
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Domestic flights Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo
- Accommodation in Cairo at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel or similar
- Porterage at hotels
- 4-night Nile Cruise on a full board basis
- Sightseeing per itinerary including entrance fees
- Sightseeing in Cairo on a private basis
- Sightseeing on cruise on a shared basis
- Professional English-speaking guide
Photo: Tourcan Vacations | Amazing Egypt | Aswan
Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt. You will be met by our local representative who will assist you through the visa process at a cost of US $25 per person. You are then transferred in a private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel where you are assisted with a smooth check-in as you enjoy a welcome drink. Details of your sightseeing times and touring will also be made available. Remainder of the day at leisure at your hotel.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Cairo Museum
You will be met at your hotel after breakfast by your English speaking Tour Guide who will accompany you on your sightseeing today. Kicking off with a visit to the Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus as well as the famous Sphinx. Enjoy lunch and then proceed to the world-renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo that was built in neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum's vast collection of over 120,000 artefacts ranges from the pre-dynastic era, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period of Egypt. Amongst the most famous & fascinating items, you will see are the funerary treasures of the child King Tutankhamun, the colossal statues of the heretic king, Akhenaten, and the only surviving image of Khufu, creator of Egypt's Great Pyramid. Visiting the Egyptian Museum is a great introduction to learning about the ancient Egyptian civilization, including their famous art of mummification. Later, transfer back to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
Day 3: Cairo to Luxor and Nile Cruise Tour
Transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight to Luxor where you will be met and transferred to embark on your 5-star luxury Nile Cruise. Your guided afternoon tour in Luxor starts with the exploration of the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to the Karnak Temple the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s famous landmarks. There will also be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs. Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. Return to the cruise for afternoon tea and dinner.
Day 4: Luxor - Edfu
Photo: Tourcan Vacations | Amazing Egypt | Luxor Temple
Following breakfast, you will be taken to the West Bank of Luxor to explore The Valley of the Kings (the original resting place of the world-famous boy King Tutankhamun), and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the only Female Pharaoh) at El Deir EL Bahari and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon. (Three tombs are visited. The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors. Therefore, they are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Return to the cruise for lunch. In the afternoon sail to Edfu via the Esna Locks. Dinner on board.
Day 5: Edfu - Kom Ombu - Aswan
Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Horus Temple at Edfu by means of a Kalesh ride (horse and carriage). Explore the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most complete and best-preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers, and chapels. Return to the ship for lunch and sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Return to the cruise and continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner on board.
Day 6: Aswan
After breakfast we start the day with a visit to the Aswan High Dam. The Dam was built in the 1960s to provide the much-needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has ever known. Then we go to see the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lay in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled, but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being cut. Then board a boat to go to Agilkia Island to see the Temple of Isis at Philae Temple, which is one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers, and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Return to the cruise for lunch. Dinner on board.
Day 7: Cairo
After breakfast you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your return flight to Cairo where you have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Photo: Tourcan Vacations | Amazing Egypt | Sofitel el Gezeirah Hotel
Day 8: Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a free day.
Day 9: Departure from Cairo
Breakfast at your Hotel and then transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight back home.